Iseult O'Malley

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The Hon. Ms. Justice
Iseult O'Malley
Judge of the Supreme Court
Assumed office
6 October 2015
Nominated by Government of Ireland
Appointed by Michael D. Higgins
Judge of the High Court
In office
21 July 2012 – 6 October 2015
Nominated by Government of Ireland
Appointed by Michael D. Higgins
Personal details
Born Iseult Mary O'Malley
(1964-06-06) 6 June 1964 (age 53)
Dalkey, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Relations Kevin O'Higgins (Grandfather)
Alma mater

Iseult Mary O'Malley (born 6 June 1964) is an Irish judge who has served as a judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland since October 2015. She previously served as a Judge of the High Court from 2012 to 2015.

She was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and King's Inns,[1] she is a granddaughter of Kevin O'Higgins, the Minister for Justice who was assassinated in 1927.[2] She was called to the Bar in 1987, and became a Senior Counsel in 2007,[1] she was appointed as a Judge of the High Court in 2012.[2] She had practised mainly in criminal law, and was Director and Chair of the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) from 1985 to 2012, she won a Person of the Year Award in 2004 for her work with FLAC.[1]

She was nominated to the Supreme Court in July 2015[3] and was appointed by the President of Ireland on 1 October 2015,[4] she made the Declaration required by the Constitution of a Justice of the Supreme Court on 6 October 2015.[5]

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